Christian Simmons is a financial writer who has worked professionally as a journalist since 2016. He started his journalism career at the Orlando Sentinel, and has since spent time in both TV and radio at Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG-TV and NPR affiliate WMFE-FM.
Before joining Annuity.org, Christian had most recently worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel and United Way Worldwide. His work has also appeared in the Dallas Morning News, New Orleans Advocate and Baltimore Sun, among other publications.
During his time at the Orlando Sentinel, Christian covered the financial disparities between men’s and women’s soccer and how differences in compensation were impacting athletes’ decisions to retire.
At United Way, he outlined and implemented plans for current and retired NFL players to help them leverage their wealth in their communities by engaging with local United Way chapters.
Christian graduated from the University of Central Florida Burnett Honors College, earning his degree in journalism. He later returned to UCF to earn a master’s degree in integrated business.
He is currently a member of the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning (AFCPE) and a former member of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Relying on his backgrounds in writing and in business, Christian works to break down complex financial topics in ways that readers can easily understand.